Our Topic for Term 6 is Summer
Communication and Interaction:
I have attached symbols relating to our topic below. These are the same symbols and vocabulary the children will be working on recognising and using in class. Showing these to your children can help cement this learning and teach early reading skills. You could also use some of them when playing with the children by supporting the children to exchange the symbols with you to ask for more 'sand' or 'water' in messy play or identify the real world environment when taking a walk on the beach.
Cognition and Learning:
Our Sensory Story this term is 'Going to the Beach' (in the documents below under summer story) and we will be exploring how to build sandcastles, go for a paddle in the sea, make an ice cream and identifying things we may find or play with at the beach.
This is something you can also do at home. You could read the story to your child and have a selection of resources to explore with them as you read for example a tray of sand with a bucket to make a sandcastle, a spray bottle of water to squirt feet, cones and ice cream to make an ice cream and a selection of shells, beach balls, sun cream etc.. to explore.
I have also attached a beach story that you can read with your child encouraging them to say what they can see in the pictures or just engage with you reading it to them.
Physical and Sensory:
This term we are taking part in sports day activities. The children will be supported to take part in a carousel of activities to including climbing, jumping, catching and completing an obstacle course. You could set up stations in the garden and encourage your child to take part in a range of fun activities with you.
I have attached some beach themed cutting activities to promote fine motor skills you could work on at home too.
Social, emotional and mental health:
We will be focussing on playing alongside our friends with less support this term to include turn taking and sharing. You could support this at home by engaging with your child in activities at home and using 'my turn your turn' to swap resources between you the child. Visual sand timers can help with this and you could each have 1minute to play each and gradually extend the time.